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sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
Hello!

Anyone want to take a guess at identifying my shrub/slim ‘tree’?

Im trying to remember the name but it’s not coming :(

It has disappointing foliage which comes into its own in autumn when the leaves go a beautiful reddish orange/deep orange.

Its currently in blossom - pink blossoms but not prunus/cherry blossom etc 

It’s leaves are slightly elongated.

Ive googled but to no avail.

I will post a photo in daylight if no one guesses it, but I think the colour of leaves and the fact it’s pretty meh (?) most of the year should ring a few bells!

I just wanted to read into how to prune it and the name has gone from my head.

In my mind it began with an F but I’m not sure...

Thank you!


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  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    The one I have is very slim and has an upright form... whether that is normal or not I am not sure...
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,707
    Pics would help with an accurate id.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,014
    Vibernum? Many different names but your description sounds like our old Vibernum.( tinus ?maybe) 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,135
    Pics would help full stop.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,707
    Vibernum? Many different names but your description sounds like our old Vibernum.( tinus ?maybe) 
    Viburnum x bodnantense has pink flowers, upright, good autumn colour.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    😶 sorry 😑 I will have to wait till daylight then, I will post photos tomorrow!

    songbird - it’s leaves are not so ‘succulent’ like a viburnum (and it’s form is not bushy at all) thank you for the guess though!

    Ill try and see if I have any photos stored on my phone 😶

    thank you 🌷
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,818
    Pink Amelanchier? I can’t resist a guessing game...
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    Thank you for trying 👍but unfortunately it’s not that

    Looking up your suggestion -a very pretty tree!

    The one I have is not so pretty! Floppy light/mid green leaves, blossoms are more cherry blossomy looking.  




  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,014
    Our vibernum  tree wasn’t bushy @sabeeha, it had the habit of a tree, little pink flowers first ,then the leaves, which were long, thin and a lovely purple green colour. @Silver surfer could be more accurate.
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    Maybe it is a prunus 🤔 Of some type......
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